Health & Body Image

Health & Body Image

I recently shared on Facebook and Instagram that your body is FULLY worthy of love and respect today, and that you don't have to do anything to earn that.You should not view exercise (or dieting) as tools for making your body more worthy.And while that sounds good, several people have messaged me with important questions. What if there are aspects of my health that I'd like to improve?How can I love and respect my body when there are things about it I need to change? Are only “healthy” bodies worthy of love and respect? I recorded a quick video…Read more
{Video} A New Approach to Self-Care for Mother’s Day

{Video} A New Approach to Self-Care for Mother’s Day

I've recently started to think of self-care as the way I "mother" myself. Of course, I want to be a kind, loving and nurturing mother.Unfortunately, the bar is often set impossibly high...exercise for 30 minutes a day, meditate for 15 minutes a day, eat a perfect diet, get 8+ hours of sleep each night, etc...and I end up being a bossy, demeaning mother to myself, with the "not enough" messages.In this video, I'm sharing what I do to take the best care of myself in just five minutes a day.As you prepare to…Read more
The Problem with “Just Do It”

The Problem with “Just Do It”

Hey you! You who has tried to “Just Do It” or “Do It Anyway.” You who has felt guilt and shame over some perceived lack of willpower or self-discipline.Come close. I want to give you some love.For some people - people like you and me - there is a force more powerful than even the strongest of wills. A force that binds and traps us. A force that makes it IMPOSSIBLE to just do it.That force is our subconscious. It’s our deeply held thoughts and beliefs. Ideas we picked up a long time…Read more
You Have To Hear Aly’s Story

You Have To Hear Aly’s Story

If you've ever felt stuck in your health and wellness goals...Battled mentally or emotionally with the number on the scale...Or struggled with body image...You have to hear Aly's story.When I asked her if she would be willing to share it publicly, she said, "If I can help one person experience the change I have, I want to do it!" #loveher Aly tried for four years to lose weight. Then she decided to focus her attention elsewhere...on something much more important. Spoiler alert. When she shifted her attention, everything changed. (Including the number on the scale. But…Read more
{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

{Video} Your Essential Holiday Self Care Plan

This is the final post in my series to reclaim the expression “self care.” (Check out the other posts in the series starting here.)Self care is not a luxury. It is an absolute necessity.Especially in life's busiest, most stressful seasons. Seasons like, oh say, the Holidays.You don't need bubble baths and spa trips. You need simple, but powerful self care practices that will help comfort you AND push you to grow.You can experience joy, love, and connection over the Holidays. You can make a difference, do meaningful work, and spread hope.It all starts…Read more